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  • Wymondham College
    Golf Links Road
    Morley
    Wymondham
    Norfolk
    NR18 9SZ
  • Head: Mr Jonathan Taylor
  • T 01953 609000
  • F 01953 603313
  • E admissions@wymondhamcollege.org
  • W www.wymondhamcollege.org
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Norfolk
  • Pupils: 1289; 620 full/weekly boarders; sixth formers: 411
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day free; Boarding £10,500 - £11,196 pa
  • Open days: One per term. Sixth Form October.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 21st November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

It is the largest state boarding school in the country. The site is a former US military hospital and, despite the utilitarian nature of the buildings, it is very peaceful and in the middle of nowhere (Wymondham itself is several miles off). There is great pride in the school’s history and traditions, with a memorial garden and key anniversaries celebrated regularly. 'It’s an unpretentious place, not for show-offs, and we like that,' said a parent, and that is the common view. Pupils regard themselves as fortunate and appear…

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What the school says...

Wymondham College has been synonymous with excellence in secondary education since its foundation, with a national and international reputation for the academic, sporting and cultural successes of its students. The College enjoys extensive links with partner schools in China, Spain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Argentina, where students and staff benefit from an exciting programme of cultural visits, exchanges and curriculum enrichment.

Boarding is central to the Wymondham College experience. Some 640 of the Colleges 1278 students board on a full or weekly basis. Most boarders come from East Anglia, but there is a significant number of students from further afield including continental Europe and Hong Kong. Service Children are well represented among the student body. As a state funded boarding school all education at Wymondham College is free but parents (or sometimes charitable trusts or local authorities) pay a fee to cover the costs of the boarding provision at the College.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive Principal

Since 2014, Mr Jonathan Taylor, formerly principal at Torch Academy Gateway Trust, Nottinghamshire. Educated at The Leys school, Cambridge, then read theology at Oxford before returning to Cambridge for a PGCE. First teaching post in nearby Cottenham, followed by assistant head at De Aston school, Market Rasen, then deputy head of Toot Hill, Nottinghamshire, before a move to the Torch Academy. A swift progress, leaving outstanding Ofsted reports in his wake. Thoughtful and immensely hard working – breakfast meetings at 7am a regular fixture with key staff- yet he hasn’t disappeared in a cloud of management initiatives, preferring lots of contact with pupils and staff and teaching classes of his own. This is going down well - 'He seems to want to know us,' we were told.

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Special Education Needs

We have a small number of students with Special Educational Needs including dyslexia, dyspraxia and those who have special needs because English is not their first language. We have a very able Learning Support Co-ordinator (SENCO). Students with special needs often take only one modern language and are withdrawn from the second for one to one or small group support. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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